The race for the At-large seat on the Council of the District of Columbia is a hotly contested one this year. Come to the Year of the Anacostia Forum for At-large Council Candidates to hear from DC Council candidates their views on the Anacostia River, Anacostia Park, neighborhoods closest to the park and river, and other important issues.Read More
Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019, FY19) started October 1. As is always the case, some laws, policies, programs, and taxes change from one year to the next. Action—advocacy—on the budget is not done when the mayor signs it. To the contrary, once the fiscal year starts, the work is focused on making sure agencies implement the budget.
APACC and its members will be paying close attention to several elements of the FY 2019 budget and taking action when necessary.Read More
Art All Night Congress Heights was a blast! Michael Bochynski with Clean Water Action and Art Slater with Anacostia Coordinating Council talked with attendees about the future of the Anacostia River Corridor, sustainability, and more.
The verdict? Less violence, paddle boats in the river, and better signage in Anacostia Park were among the recommendations.Read More
APACC’s success in Year 3 depends on addressing some internal and external challenges. Twenty-eight members strong, APACC has the talent it needs to tackle the challenges and come out the other side stronger and more cohesive.Read More
Festival del Rio is a free family-oriented event at Bladensburg Park and it takes place Saturday, October 13 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.Read More
People visiting APACC’s pop-up park had a lot to say about improvements needed to make life in Wards 7 and 8 better for them, their neighbors, and their families.Read More
One of the ways APACC helps members (and non-members) build their organizational capacity is through a weekly post with useful information and skill-building opportunities. Check out this week’s post.Read More
When you step into APACC’s booth at Art All Night in Congress Heights September 29, you’ll have the chance to help design the future of the Anacostia Corridor—the Anacostia River, Anacostia Park, and neighborhoods closest to the park and river—on CORRIDORscape. You’ll also have the chance to learn about easily implemented sustainable practices. And get treats!Read More
PARK(ing) Day on MLK was wildly successful with lots of fun and relaxation. Residents, business owners, and others contributed to CORRIDORscape, a months-long listening campaign to help APACC develop its policy action agenda for 2019 and beyond.Read More
Graylin W. Presbury, President of the Fairlawn Citizens Association, reports on Anacostia Bridges at Nicholson Street SE community meeting September 17. In addition to improving life for residents of this Ward 8 neighborhood, DDOT’s work will improve access to Anacostia Park and Anacostia River.Read More
The National Park Service “National Capital Parks-East” (NACE) sends out a partner newsletter every quarter, and we’ve copied it here for you to read. If you are interested in getting this newsletter by email, contact Pya Langley.
Autumn is almost here! As the leaves start to change and we turn the corner into September, we want to highlight the summer's activities and programs and share our upcoming engagement opportunities. We look forward to our continued partnership on joint programs and our celebration of the environment and history as we connect to the many youth and families in our communities.Read More
Join the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community and Environmental Law Institute Tuesday, September 25 from Noon-2:00 pm for Anacostia: The Past, Present and Possible Futures of an American River.Read More
Visit the APACC PARK(ing) Day pop-up park Friday, September 21 and grab a snack, relax, and talk about why park space is important to you and your community.Read More
Ward 7 community members are invited to the Saturday, September 8 breakfast meeting to talk flooding, resiliency, and community strengthening.Read More
APACC and its diverse membership share a common vision of a thriving, diverse, and sustainable community which actively accepts and takes ownership of the challenges and opportunities along the Anacostia River Corridor. If you love interacting on social networks and dig sustainability and the local policy and political scene, then this role is ideal for you.Read More